Tony, you know the way to my heart is to call me a ninja.Great workout Carrie - behind the smile of your sweet avatar beats the heart of a fierce ninja warrior....
Thanks, Janelle! It is truly the first form of exercise I've ever done that I don't hate with the passion of a thousand fiery suns. I fully expected to hate it, but the results have been nothing short of amazing, so I'm a happy aquatic girl now. :happy:And good on you too, Carrie. I used to do a lot of swimming, but my gym with a pool closed, so no more swimming until summertime when our lake opens up .
That's awesome, yay you! It's funny how we notice progress, isn't it? I find way more often than not it just kind of creeps up in a "Heeeeey, this is easier than it used to be!" kind of moment.Anyway, I did my 30 minutes of elliptical last night. I notice that my heart rate is going down for the same pace, so that's progress.
If you want to try weights...maybe see if you can get at least one session with a trainer? (sometimes gyms will give you one freebie) That's what I did to get myself going, and I found I really love it.
Last night I did 40 minutes of weights, and 10 minutes on a new type of cardio machine...I don't know what it was but it kicked my ass. Sort of an elliptical, but the action was more of stair climbing than the regular walking sort.
I'm pretty much in awe of how much exercise some of you are doing!! :bow: Just fantastic!.Lately, I've been working out to one of Lesley Sansone's walking dvds and even though I've only been doing it for a bit less than two weeks, I already feel the difference in my level of fitness.I feel so much better physically and mentally it's unreal. I can only currently do about 11,12 minutes of the dvd at a clip but I'm faithfully plugging along and in time I know I'll be able to do more. I felt it was important that I post in this thread, because I wanted to represent those of us who aren't in the greatest shape physically and are slowly and I do mean sloooooowly working our way towards getting in better condition.There's no shame in having to start a fitness program off with lighter exercise and with movement *anything* is better than nothing.Keep moving!
Dayum! Ya'll are all hardcore!
At least compared to my lil stuff, but I'll share anyway.
3 days a week I do an hour and a half of bellydance at an intermediate level
And the other 2 I practive Vanyasa and Hatha yoga.
The other two days I'm still active (living Chicago forces me to be); walking to and from the subway, etc.
And I'll be taking up pole dancing next month! Woot! I'm gettin' my big ass up on a pole and droppin' it like it's hot if it kills me!
Word; I am the poster girl for this! I hope I haven't given anyone the impression that I'm buff or anything, because that is absurdly far from being the case. A few months ago I was in such pain because of my knee arthritis and back issues that I could not walk without a cane. The slightest bit of activity was excrutiatingly painful. Now I'm doing great - the cane is a distant memory, I'm practically pain-free, and I can't wait to go swimming every day, but it all started with teeny little painful, exhausting baby steps. And the bottom line is, any movement and exercise is good for us, so focusing on numbers or time or whatever should really only be meaningful to the person mentioning it, as a token of his/her progress. Know what I mean, jellybean? Anyone who is making any effort at all to get even a little bit of exercise belongs in this thread, as far as I'm concerned.I can only currently do about 11,12 minutes of the dvd at a clip but I'm faithfully plugging along and in time I know I'll be able to do more. I felt it was important that I post in this thread, because I wanted to represent those of us who aren't in the greatest shape physically and are slowly and I do mean sloooooowly working our way towards getting in better condition.
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